Summer of Learning Issue #9

Literacy, Parent & Family Engagement | 07/22/2019

Kate Doran
Marketing and Communications Director

Welcome to Issue #9 of our Summer of Learning newsletter! Every week we will be sharing a variety of activities, resources, and tips to keep your kids learning and entertained until the new school year. 

This week, we're focusing on turning story time into a conversation! We’ve got a great resource that will get your children thinking as they read and make the book more interactive! Keep on reading for more learning resources, free events in the Denver metro area, and at-home learning activities.

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Check out this resource: Reading Cubes 

One of the best ways to spark this conversation is by asking lots of questions throughout the book. Asking questions helps your child engage with the story, increases reading comprehension, and encourages creative thinking.

The next time you sit down to read with your child, try out one of our reading cubes! Each one is designed for either before, during, or after the book. Print, cut, and tape them together and ask your child to roll it as you read together. 

Check out our blog to learn more!

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Try this activity: Picture Predictions 

Pick out a picture book. Look at the cover and flip through the pages. Based on the pictures, ask your child what they think the book will be about. Read it together and see who was right! You can also do this with chapter books by looking at the cover and the chapter titles in the Table of Contents.

Find this activity and others in the Family Literacy Activity Calendar

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Put this event (Denver Metro Area) in your calendar: Cheer on a team at the Dragon Boat Festival! (6/28) 

Sloan’s Lake Denver, CO 8am-6pm

Learn more about this event and others in our Events Calendar.

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Check out these articles and resources: 

Summer Reading Tips to Go (Start with a Book)
Brain Builder Tips (Vroom)

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Find free meals!

Interested in free meals for your kids? Enter your zip code into Kids Food Finder to see where your child can eat for free this summer.

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And, as always, check out your local library for more fun events & resources!

Colorado Virtual Library

Pikes Peak Library District

Denver Public Library

Boulder Public Library

Mesa County Libraries

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Know someone who might benefit from these resources? Forward this email and ask them to sign the pledge for a Summer of Learning! 

You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for even more summer learning tips!

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Missed previous newsletters? You can find them here.

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